AskDefine | Define daydreamer

Dictionary Definition

daydreamer n : someone who indulges in idle or absent-minded daydreaming [syn: woolgatherer]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. One who daydreams.
  2. A person who wastes time daydreaming of accomplishments instead of accomplishing things.

Extensive Definition

A daydream is a visionary fantasy experienced while awake, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes, or ambitions. There are so many different types of daydreaming that there is still no consensus definition amongst psychologists.


daydreamer in Arabic: أحلام اليقظة
daydreamer in Japanese: 白昼夢
daydreamer in Norwegian: Dagdrøm
daydreamer in Polish: Marzenia dzienne
daydreamer in Russian: Мечта
daydreamer in Swedish: Dagdröm
daydreamer in Ukrainian: Мрія

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Don Quixote, Quixote, Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, bemusement, brown study, castle-building, daydream, daydreaming, depth of thought, dream, dreamer, dreamer of dreams, dreaming, engrossment, enthusiast, escapist, fantasy, fantasying, fit of abstraction, idealist, lotus-eater, mooning, moonraking, muse, musefulness, musing, muted ecstasy, pipe dream, pipe-dreaming, preoccupation, prophet, reverie, rhapsodist, romancer, romantic, romanticist, seer, stargazing, study, trance, utopian, utopianist, utopianizer, visionary, wishful thinker, woolgathering
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